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Southside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Southside had a population of 8,616 as of July 1, 2019. Southside ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southside is located at latitude 33.9245 and longitude -86.0225 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southside encompass a land area of 18.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Southside are located in Etowah County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Calhoun County.

The City of Southside (GNIS ID: 2405499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Southside is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southside: Smoke Neck.

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Southside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Southside, AL Housing Affordability Index is 236
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Southside, AL Wealth Index is 96
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,616 (100%)
Population in Households 8,598 (99.8%)
Population in Families 7,614 (88.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 18 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 454
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,568
Average Household Income $84,922
Per Capita Income $32,851
Wealth Index4 96

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,917 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 402 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $178,902
Housing Affordability Index3 236
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,319
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,561
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.25% 0.02%
Households 0.29% 0.04%
Families 0.14% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Southside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southside to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 87th
Population Density # 168 71st
Diversity Index # 550 6th
Median Household Income # 22 96th
Per Capita Income # 49 92nd

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